Budding future inventors enjoyed being challenged in the world of digital technology when visitors from Siemens came to Upton Junior School. Here are some thoughts from one of our pupils....
We were so lucky to have a chance at a speed ramp workshop!
The workshop was all about technology and binary and it looks confusing but when they explain it to you, you get the hang of it. The main part was the ramp with a metal car that goes down a ramp, crosses two loops of metal wire and that triggers a ball to fall on the car and how work out how fast it is going on a scale from 1 to 99 MPH. I thought it would be really confusing but when you listen you can understand it more.
My most favourite bit was the one with binary where you flick some switches and see what numbers on a display board you can make with and without links (they trigger what lines you can make with the switches).
By Lucas Todd 6L
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